The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 22, 2013

Healthy cooking program offered

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Palestine is offering a four-week program starting this Thursday to help diabetics make healthy cooking choices.

A four-week program called “Cooking Well with Diabetes” will help participants learn: to prepare meals at home that meet food intake guidelines for blood glucose control; to plan meals that fit within the prescribed meal plan; to prepare recipes that are reduced in fat, sugar, sodium and high in fiber; and learn food safety techniques.

“During each class several recipes will be prepared, and you will be able to taste each dish at the conclusion of the class,” Extension Agent Holly Black said. “If you attend all four classes, you will receive a ‘Cooking Well with Diabetes Tastes of Texas’ cookbook.”

“Cooking Well with Diabetes” classes will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursdays starting this week. Classes will be held at the Palestine Resource Center for Independent Living, located at 421 Avenue A, behind Kroger.

A fee of $20 per person or $30 per couple must be paid when registering. Cash and checks (made payable to “Program Development Fund” will be accepted for fees. Payment is due at time of registration due to space being limited.  

To register, come to the Extension Office at 101 E. Oak St. in the old Federal Building in downtown Palestine. All registration fees will go toward the purchase of supplies for the program.  

For information, call 903-723-3735.